The Iconoclast

Friday, 05 December 2008
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Lawrence Auster is getting on women's chests yet again. He really needs to focus on higher things or take a cold shower: "Acres and Declivities" [L]et us consider a situation we see constantly on television today, particularly on the cable news stations, in which a male guest or host ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2008 6:01 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 05 December 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m0NLmlz_ew ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2008 12:48 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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MEMRI: Following the Mumbai terror attacks, Pakistani security expert Zaid Hamid was interviewed by Pakistan's News One television channel; in it, he accused "Western Zionists and Hindu Zionists" of planning the 11/26 Mumbai attacks. He also warned that if the Indians attack Pakistan, the ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 8:26 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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From Samizdata: BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a change! The chicken wanted change! JOHN MC CAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road. HILLARY ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 7:44 PM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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The observance of Eid in England, if it involves the symbolic or, still worse, the real slitting of a real lamb's throat, may have obvious future consequences on participants, especially young ones. Even participation in something as innocuous and peaceful and unbloody as a Nativity ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 7:23 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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Sameer Reddy, an Indian Muslim or islamohindu or simply fashionably distancing-himself-from-Hindus Indian intellectual of Hindu origin [see comments below], in the latest Newsweek describes what he says explains the attitudes of India's Muslims, and how they, those Muslims in India, feel so ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 4:39 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTix3QGgBM&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 3:55 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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What's "the point of poinsettias" a Bright Young Thing asks. Well, for me a large part of the point of poinsettias is that the flower brings Joel Poinsett to mind.  “Physician, statesman and botanist,” Joel Poinsett  was the American who, as  Minister to Mexico, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 3:14 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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I have stated many times that Barack Obama reminds me of Tony Blair. Theodore Dalrymple thinks so to, but he hopes to be proved wrong: Britain has seen the Obama effect before. In 1997, a fresh-faced politician called Anthony Blair, promising the sun, the moon, and the stars, spoke with a ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 2:44 PM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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Naomi Klein (h/t Ron Radosh in Pajamas Media): “Israel decided to provoke bomb blasts in its buses and pizzerias largely…because building blast walls and bomb detectors became more profitable than living in peace.” ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 2:34 PM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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More on this story. According to The Press Association, the school Christmas event postponed because of Eid was not a nativity play, but a pantomime: Greenwood Junior School, in Nottingham, told pupils' families that the pantomime would be held in January because of a "full calendar ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 1:45 PM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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It's December, so I can start to feel a bit Christmassy, but I don't want to peak too soon. Christmas proper doesn't kick in until I get my tree, which, since it must last until Twelfth Night, can't be too early if I am to avoid needle hell. So how about a dummy run with a poinsettia? ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 12:14 PM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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by Jerry Gordon (Dec. 2008)   In his opinion piece on Mumbai in Israel, Emanuel Winston noted the meticulous planning, insidious infiltration of targets like the Chabad Nariman House, hotels and other tourist centers in Mumbai:  Information just released indicates that the Muslim terrorists ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 11:06 AM by NER
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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My Goth friends better not go on holiday to Iran then, lest the vice police have apoplexy. From The Telegraph. Mahmoud Rahmani, head of police in the northern city of Qaemshahr, where the arrests took place, denounced Iranians who wore western-style clothes and haircuts. "Police confronted rascals ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 10:19 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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The Advent wind begins to stir With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir, It's dark at breakfast, dark at tea, And in between we only see Clouds hurrying across the sky And rain-wet roads the wind blows dry And branches bending to the gale Against great skies all silver pale The world seems travelling ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 10:07 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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Traditionally, the English have queued. Sometimes we form an orderly queue; sometimes - always, according to Theodore Dalrymple - the queue is drunk and disorderly. Sometimes, like the French, we jump the queue and barge. One thing we have never done, until recently, is "wait in line”. Now ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 9:22 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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A tip of the chapeau to Joan Warner for alerting us to this tragic and yet suspicious story, Dr. Dan Kliman's 'accidental" death due to a 'fall from a stick elevator cab in the landmark Sharon office Tower in San Francisco.  Was it a coincidence that he was attending Arabic classes at the ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 8:14 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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I have had the privilege, over the last six months or so, of becoming acquainted with some few members of the UOTC (the University Officer Training Corps) at our local University. What fine young men and women they are and how very loyal and keen and dedicated they are, also! They are a credit ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 7:06 AM by John Joyce
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Thursday, 04 December 2008
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A nineteenth century American blunders into the wrong passages. From The Times: The spires of Cambridge, its wooden punts, ancient colleges, greens and historic dining halls, do not generally conjure up images of drinking and prostitution. But for a visiting 19th-century American student, whose diary ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2008 7:06 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 03 December 2008
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Autres temps, autres moeurs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ivsb79-h90&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2008 9:17 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 03 December 2008
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Have You Got A Few Minutes? Good! Then Let Me Tell You A Little Tale Of Christmas, Please by John M. Joyce (Dec. 2008)   'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;   Well, that wasn’t really true for there was a little ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2008 4:10 PM by NER
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Wednesday, 03 December 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOL0PZPRPvU ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2008 3:18 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 03 December 2008
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Maroni proposes a moratorium on all new mosque-building. Now he also has to propose closing and tearing down mosques whose members have been implicated, in any way, with terrorist plotting. The symbolic value of tearing down those mosques and Muslim "centers" would be very great, would ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2008 2:47 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 03 December 2008
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A MUSLIM teacher has hit out at job centre bureaucrats who she claims told her to skip Eid for a “useless” meeting. Nasrin Islam, 30, of Allendale Avenue, Southall, says she was told to go to a training interview designed to help her get a job, despite the fact she already has one and is ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2008 2:44 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 03 December 2008
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U.S. taxpayers, having bailed out AIG, are now part owners of the company. Thanks to Jeffrey Imm for sending this article: Risk Specialists Companies, Inc. (RSC), a subsidiary of AIG Commercial Insurance, is introducing what it says is a first in the U.S.: a homeowners insurance product that is compliant ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2008 2:29 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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